Willie Speight (c.1886-1916)

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Willie Speight

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SPEIGHT, WILLIE. Private. No 18163. 13th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born Dewsbury. Son of Walter and Clara Speight, 18 High Street, Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorkshire. Was employed as an assistant master at Huddersfield School of Art, connected to Huddersfield Technical College. He came to Huddersfield in 1910 from the Batley Technical School, where he rose from student to Assistant Art Master. He was killed by a shell whilst standing at the entrance to the Regimental Aid post, where he was a stretcher-bearer, on 6.7.1916. He was 30 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission